Microlumbia's 6th Annual Microfinance Conference
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 AM - Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Keynote Address 10:15 - 11:20 AM
Michael Schlein, CEO of Accion International
-Vikas Raj, Senior Investment Officer and India Director, Accion Venture Lab, Moderator
Microfinance and Technology Panel 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
-Shivani Siroya, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, InVenture
-Daryl Skoog, Executive Director, MicroPlanet Technologies
-Adriana Magdas, Senior Associate, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
-Nicole Stubbs, Co-Founder and CEO, First Access, Moderator
12:50 - 1:45 PM - Lunch
The Politics of Microfinance 1:45 - 3:00 PM
-Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund
-Timothy Ogden, Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative (NYU)
-Ajaita Shah, CEO and Founder, Frontier Markets
-Camilla Nestor, Vice President, Financial Services Grameen Bank, Moderator
Microfinance's Lessons for Impact Investing 3:15 - 4:30 PM
-Batool Hassan, Head of Business Development, Acumen Fund
-John Walker, Director of Finance, Echoing Green
-Asad Mahmood, Managing Director of Global Social Investment Funds, Deutsche Bank
-Lenora Suki, Strategist, Sustainability Initiatives, Bloomberg; Founder and Principal, Smart City Advisors, Moderator
Friday, May 3, 2013
9:00am - 4:30pm
Columbia University Faculty House
Sponsored by CSIMA, Columbia Finance Organization, Social Enterprise Program, Investment Banking Club, BNP Paribas
When & Where
Incorporated as a non-profit and staffed by Columbia Business School students, Microlumbia provides growing microfinance institutions with pro-bono consulting services and debt capital while stimulating interest in the field among a new generation of future business leaders.
Our mission is to help alleviate global poverty by providing the Columbia Business School (CBS) community the means and opportunities to become lifelong contributors to the field of microfinance.
Microfinance is a financial service that gives very poor people very small loans (microcredit) to help them grow tiny businesses.
For CBS students, we offer education and investment management and consulting opportunities. For microfinance organizations, we offer much-needed financing and technical assistance.